Mars commits US$20m to communities in COVID-19 response

USA – Mars Incorporated, the American multinational confectionery, food, and petcare products company, has announced a new commitment which includes an initial cash and in-kind donation of US$20 million to support communities most affected by […]

COVID-19 Update: PepsiCo accelerates relief efforts with US$45m package

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation has announced a more than US$45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief to affected regions, […]

Atedo Peterside steps down from the Board of Nigerian Breweries

NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries has announced the resignation of Mr Atedo Peterside as a non-Executive Director from its board. This was disclosed in a notification, which was signed by the firm’s Company Secretary, Uaboi G. […]

Turkish confectionery producer Ülker Bisküvi secures US$455m financing package

TURKEY – Turkey’s leading biscuit maker, Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi has raised a US$455 million financing package from international lenders to enable the company to continue smooth operations and further expansion in Turkey and abroad. The […]

Jeff Bezos donates US$100m to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund

USA – Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of American multinational e-commerce giant, Amazon, has donated US$100 million to the Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding America […]

New campaign promoting responsible drinking during lock-down launches in SA

SOUTH AFRICA – The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education ( has launched a national awareness campaign urging consumers to ‘Choose Responsibly’ in line with Government’s 21-day nationwide lockdown, a decision to proactively manage the […]

Müller launches major recruitment drive to meet surging demand

UK – Müller UK & Ireland has launched a recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to enable the dairy processor meet the strong consumer demand for dairy products in the UK following […]

ADM, Givaudan commit funds to aid in COVID-19 response globally

WORLD – Chicago-based agricultural commodity trader and food processor, ADM and Swiss flavor and fragrance producer, Givaudan have joined the global efforts in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ADM has announced that it is […]

Tyson Foods commits US$13m in COVID-19 hunger relief and community support

USA – Tyson Foods has announced a US$13 million commitment to support critical needs in local communities where the company operates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The investment includes a US$2 million in community […]

Distell to start producing sanitizers in efforts to fight spread of coronavirus

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s producer and marketer of wines, ciders, spirit and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) has announced that it will begin producing hand sanitizers and other hygienic products at its production facilities as part of […]